Writing the Moving Image: Crafting Visual Stories|
Designed for first-year students, this course is an introduction to some of the core fundamentals of visual storytelling. How do characters' emotional worlds guide their actions? How are characters informed by and created by the places they inhabit? How is a scene the building block, as well as a microcosm, for a film as a whole? Through close study and analysis of a wide variety of short and feature-length coming of age films, weekly writing assignments, and in-class writing workshop sessions, students will explore the power and possibilities of story craft and learn how to create compelling narratives inspired by lived experience, library and online research, and literary sources. Students should expect to spend several hours per week outside of class time reading, writing, and watching films. Over the course of the semester students will present works in progress, participate in constructive critical discussions, and develop a portfolio of original writing.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course handouts and readings will be provided by the instructor via course Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly writing assignments, In-class writing workshops of works in progress, submission of final portfolio
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
You must submit a POI request in order to be considered for this course:
Open to first-year students. Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click Add to My Courses and To request a POI electronically, click here to submit your request.
Interested students should email Professor Shepard ASAP during pre-registration with a paragraph about yourself, your interests and your prior experience, if any, with creative writing. No experience is required but a strong interest in working hard on your writing will be necessary.
Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request. To apply, please email a paragraph about yourself, your interests and your prior experience, if any, with creative writing to Professor Shepard at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Instructor(s): Shepard,Sadia Quraeshi Times: .M.W... 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: CFS116; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 14||1st Ranked: 3||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 2||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 7|